Climate Solutions

Voices for climate action

Professor Gouldson talks about a community voice for climate action, and his vision for a more prosperous and greener urban future

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Andy Gouldson speaks for the podcast
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Tropical forests

Using a Met Office simulation, our researchers have investigated what would happen if every single patch of farmland in the tropics was restored

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Vietnamese landscape
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Creating forests to combat climate change

Dr Cat Scott explains how her research into UK woodlands highlights the role the University can play in cutting the nation’s carbon emissions

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UK woodlands
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Alkali-activated cements pave the way to more carbon-friendly infrastructure for growing societies

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Better forecasting techniques save lives and improve policymaking in Africa’s regions worst affected by climate change

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Our researchers are building powerful new tools that help local authorities to make more sustainable transport policy decisions

 

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Dr Duncan Quincey’s glaciology research is the first step in creating future plans for communities that depend on glaciers and their resources

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Professor Paul Chatterton is designing climate-resilient cities of the future

 

Research impact

The Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) aims to connect sectors, people and sources of finance to tackle the climate emergency. 

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Geoscientists are using expertise in seismic data interpretation and stratigraphy to reduce costs and to improve the lifespan of wind turbines.

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Our researchers are exploring the carbon storage capacity of UK woodlands to help maximise the role forests can play in achieving Net Zero emissions.

More on Capturing carbon through forests

Research degrees

Undertaking a PhD at Leeds will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential. To browse funded projects, supervisors, research areas, and PhD opportunities, visit phd.leeds.ac.uk.